The dojo is more than a just place to learn self defense, get in shape, or spend time after work; it's a community of people studying a traditional art form in a sacred space. We work together so we can be more engaged, polished, and awake. It's a place where we refine our character, perfect our form, and shed our ego; a forge if you will. However, instead of heating metals, we are heating up our human potential. Here we train. We smile. We'd like to welcome you to the Aikido Takayama community.
Aikido Takayama is part of a larger Aikido community. We are a member of Biranka Canada and Birankai North America. Seminars are held in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the United States. Our instructors and members are welcome to train at all Birankai-sponsored seminars in North America. Shihan (master teachers ) teach at these events. The potential for accelerated growth in your training is very high. Additionally, interacting with the greater Birankai and Aikido community gives us all a chance to build positive connections with the worldwide community.
With membership comes benefits
- Membership & Waiver: To become a member you simply need to sign a waiver and membership form. Soon we will have this available digitally. However, now we will email the forms to you after you've tried your first class. You must hand these to your teacher before your formal training can begin.
- Etiquette: Becoming familiar with and using etiquette is part of your training in a traditional martial art. Ask your senior students more about this if you have any questions.
- Payment Policy: Payment is due the first day of the quarter or the month depending on your payment choice. You may pay through e-transfer, cash or cheque.
- Uniform & Equipment: After you've decided to continue your training for more than a month you need to purchase a uniform. You can purchase it through Aikido Takayama or another martial arts supply source. No other equipment is required.
Membership general policies